I happen to know some of the people organizing this year's Animazement and they are still in need of some volunteers for this very big event! The conference is about more than just anime, it includes all types of Japanese art and culture and it's completely done by volunteers.
Anyone who can speak Japanese would be very helpful in guiding the guest speakers, and those with lots of energy could be helpful with carrying messages and last minute equipment from place to place around the venue.
I just got a message too that there is a sudden need for anyone who can do camera work. They video tape parts of AZ, but they have lost the volunteers who normally do that work, so they are looking for help.
If you would like to know more please send me an e-mail and let me know if you have any special skills like speaking Japanese, camera work experience, etc.
Meet and mingle with local Japanese language and culture lovers! Come to a Japanese Language Meetup to meet others with similar interests, hear stories about travel in Japan, maybe learn some Japanese, or just hang out! chikaku ni sundeiru nihon no kata mo zehi irasshattekudasai! (sorry, Japanese font does not show properly)